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    Hi,

    a. What do we call the grass removal machine?

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    b. I am teaching the sound in English for children. Can you correct the mistakes and teach me where I left blank as below?

    1. the telephone is ringing (it is the ringing sound of a telephone)
    2. the toilet is flushing (it is the sound of toilet flushing)
    3. the TV is on with music (it is the sound )
    4. someone is working with the driller (it is the drilling sound)
    5. someone is sewing with the sewing machine ( it is the sewing sound)
    6. the ball is bouncing (it is the sound of )
    7. someone is cleaning the floor with the vaccum cleaner (it is the sound of vaccum cleaner)
    8. someone is cutting/trimming the grass with the grass removal machine (it is the sound of )
    9. the clock is ticking (it is the sound of clocking ticking)
    10. the toast is ready and pops up from the toaster (it is the sound of )
    11. the water is boiling hot in the kettle (it is the sound of )
    12. the man is snoring (it is the sound of snoring)
    13. the girl is clapping (it is the clapping sound)
    14. the girl is drinking with straw (it is the sound of )
    15. the girl is blowing her nose (it is the sound of )
    16. a man is shaving (it is the shaving sound)
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    Tks / ju

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    Default Re: Sound

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    Hi,

    a. What do we call the grass removal machine?

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    b. I am teaching the sound in English for children. Can you correct the mistakes and teach me where I left blank as below?

    1. the telephone is ringing (it is the ringing sound of a telephone)
    2. the toilet is flushing (it is the sound of toilet flushing)
    3. the TV is on with music (it is the sound )
    4. someone is working with the driller (it is the drilling sound)
    5. someone is sewing with the sewing machine ( it is the sewing sound)
    6. the ball is bouncing (it is the sound of )
    7. someone is cleaning the floor with the vaccum cleaner (it is the sound of vaccum cleaner)
    8. someone is cutting/trimming the grass with the grass removal machine (it is the sound of )
    9. the clock is ticking (it is the sound of clocking ticking)
    10. the toast is ready and pops up from the toaster (it is the sound of )
    11. the water is boiling hot in the kettle (it is the sound of )
    12. the man is snoring (it is the sound of snoring)
    13. the girl is clapping (it is the clapping sound)
    14. the girl is drinking with straw (it is the sound of )
    15. the girl is blowing her nose (it is the sound of )
    16. a man is shaving (it is the shaving sound)

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    Tks / ju
    a) a "grass removal machine" is a lawnmower.

    I'm not quite sure what you're looking for with the rest. The actual sound of a telephone ringing is frequently written "ring ring" or "brring brring", but I don't think I can spell out the sounds of the rest. Perhaps that isn't your question!

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    Default Re: Sound

    Thank you for your kind reply. How about I put it in another way.

    Would you correct the grammar of the following sentences?
    1. it is the ringing sound of a telephone.
    2. it is the flushing sound of a toilet.
    3. it is the sound of music .
    4. it is the drilling sound.
    5. it is the sound from the driller.
    6. it is the sound from the sewing machine.
    7. it is the sound of a bouncing ball.
    8. it is the sound of a vaccum cleaner.
    9. it is the sound of a lawnmower.
    10. it is the ticking sound of a clock.
    11. it is the sound of a popping toast from a toaster.
    12. it is the sound of boiling water.
    13. it is a snoring sound.
    14. it is the clapping sound.
    15. it is the sound of drinking with straw.
    16. it is the sound of blowing the nose.
    17. it is the shaving sound.
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    Tks / ju

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    Default Re: Sound

    You can mow the grass by an electric or fuel-powered lawnmower.
    Sounds are quite different. I like to spend time playing with children.

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    Default Re: Sound

    Ju, all of these would sound more natural to me as "This is the sound of..."

    This is the sound of a telephone ringing. This is the sound of someone clapping. This is the sound of a clock ticking.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: Sound

    # 4, it is not a "driller" but a "drill"
    drill is both a noun and a verb.

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